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2018 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux "Red Label" (Mendis, Chateau de)

Chateau de Mendis, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, "Red Label" Bordeaux, France, 2018

{sustainable} 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

RED CURRANT, FIRM BODY, LIGHT CEDAR SPICE

We find that it is often difficult to come across concentrated, rich Bordeaux at a low price. This offering from Chateau de Mendis is satisfying to the palate as well as your wallet. Aromas of ripe red fruit meet soft touches of pepper and oak in perfect harmony. Fourteen months of barrel aging and time spent in bottle come together, yielding soft and supple tannins. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Serving Suggestion: Homemade steak frites. Rigatoni w/ kale, feta, mushrooms, & fresh tomatoes. Blackened tofu w/ charred brussels sprouts & wild rice.

14.99

21 in stock

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2016 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2016

{sustainable} 80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc

RIPE BLACK PLUM & BERRY, MINERALLY BACKBONE, BOLDLY ELEGANT

Catherine de Loze, proprietress of Chateau Peybrun, has managed the vineyards and made the wines at her family's five hundred year old estate for the past three decades. From Cadillac, a relatively hilly region in southern Bordeaux that typically specializes in sweet whites, this limousine of a red stretches out ripe black fruit, savory earth, mineral, and the silky tannins of a powerful, young, and impeccably balanced Merlot-driven wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled sirloin with bordelaise sauce, shallots, and boiled baby potatoes. A classic beef brisket sandwich on hearty toasted bread with rustic homestyle fries.

17.99

16 in stock

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2016 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2016

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

23 in stock

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2017 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2017

88% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah

COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODIED, BLACKBERRY

Heading toward Southern California, Paso Robles produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Ancient Peaks, located just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, holds the Margarita single vineyard surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils and cool ocean breezes that temper the extreme heat, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb and Mexican chocolate crusted lamb chops; Mushroom and lentil stew with cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken with tarragon and lemon pepper.

19.99

12 in stock

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2016 Merlot (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2016

PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE

Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley - rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.

17.99

20 in stock

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2016 Merlot (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

Brutocao, Merlot "Torrent", Mendocino, CA 2016

{sustainable} 75% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Syrah

SPICY BLACK CHERRY, RICH WITH PERFUMY CAPSICUM

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. For those who think Merlot is wimpy and spineless, let me introduce you to my little friend. Taste why this grape is still one of the best when not manipulated and de-fanged into mindless pabulum. This is a serious and distinctive Cali Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Steak au poivre, or veal Ossobuco; this one cries out for a flavorful, meaty dish with substance.

24.99

7 in stock

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2017 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2017

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

8 in stock

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2019 Merlot (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2019

PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE

Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley - rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.

19.99

7 in stock

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2018 Merlot (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2018

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

SUPPLE PLUMMY FRUIT, CREAMY MOCHA, LIGHT OAK

For three decades, Hyatt Vineyards in Yakima Valley's Rattlesnake Hills AVA has been dedicated to the production of quality-driven wines which are also tremendous values. This Merlot is no exception to the standards we've come to expect. Filled with the grape's signature plum, coffee and chocolate with a bit of soft toasty oak intrigue, this luscious red is both remarkably easy going and attention catching.

Serving Suggestion: Meatloaf with chopped Vidalia onions a cream of mushroom/white wine sauce. Beef stew with buttered egg noodles.

16.99

12 in stock

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2019 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2019

88% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah

COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODY, BLACKBERRY

Paso Robles is located in Southern California, which produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, Ancient Peaks’ Santa Margarita vineyard is surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils. Cool ocean breezes temper the extreme heat, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola beauty.

Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb & Mexican cocoa-crusted lamb chops; mushroom lentil stew w/ cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken w/ tarragon & lemon pepper.

19.99

10 in stock

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2017 Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard" (Trig Point)

Trig Point, Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard", Alexander Valley, California 2017

{organic} 100% Merlot

CONCENTRATED DARK FRUIT, HAZELNUT & MOCHA, SERIOUS YET SUPPLE

New Zealand native Nick Goldschmidt has been ingrained in viticulture and winemaking for 35 years. Having relocated to California in 1989, his tenure as a flying winemaker, consultant, and sought-after gun-for-hire became the stuff of legend. He gradually left these occupations behind as his clients were increasingly purchased by wine conglomerates. In 2008, he and his wife, Yolyn, established Trig Point, acquiring vineyards that Nick had worked with since 1993. The Merlot features locally originating clonal selections, and emerges as a supple powerhouse whose appeal should be very compatible with the tastes of muscular Napa Cab lovers. Vive le Merlot!

Serving Suggestion: Charred sirloin w/ whiskey glaze & crispy scalloped potatoes. Hearty empanadas w/ green bell peppers, onions, & black beans.

22.99

4 in stock

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2019 Merlot ''Retiens ton Soufre'' (Moulin Pouzy, Chateau)

Chateau Moulin-Pouzy, Merlot "Retiens ton Soufre", Bergerac, Southwest France 2019

{organic} 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon (no sulfites added)

CASSIS & BLACK CHERRY, FRESH & FIRM, GRAPHITE

While clearly a study in sulfite-free vinification, this is also simply a delightful journey into a lesser known corner of France's sprawling Southwest. Bergerac can be seen almost as an extension of Bordeaux’s Right Bank, maintaining Merlot-centric priorities, providing us gorgeous examples of the venerable variety to enjoy. Moulin-Pouzy has been in the Castaing family for a century-and-a-quarter, combining tradition with contemporary techniques.

Serving Suggestion: Koji-rubbed steak & bibimbap-style crispy fried rice w/ scallions, zucchini, & mushrooms. Shiitake & sweet potato hash w/ arugula & quinoa.

16.99

100 in stock

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2018 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Leydet-Valentin, Chateau)

Chateau Leydet-Valentin, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2018

{organic} 83% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc

SILKY, LUSH, GORGEOUS AND TOASTY

Here's a secret, Leydet-Valentin's vineyard borders Chateau Cheval Blanc: perhaps the most expensive and ostentatious St. Emilion ever. The wine is fermented and then put into light toast French oak barrels for 15 months with NO rackings! (transfers to new barrels) This tastes like a fine crust of fresh baked bread with black currants and blackberry fruit.

Serving Suggestion: New Zealand rack of lamb in a red currant sauce or beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle.

49.99

12 in stock

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2019 Vino Rosso "Palmira" (Visintini)

Visintini, "Palmira" Vino Rosso, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2019 {organic}

100% Merlot

13.99

4 in stock

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2020 Vino Rosso "Palmira" (Visintini)

Visintini, "Palmira" Vino Rosso, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2020 {biodynamic} 100% Merlot

SAVORY RED FRUIT, BRAMBLY HERBS & CHOCOLATE

Italy’s northeast is best known for aromatic, structured whites that are arguably some of the very best emerging from the boot-shaped nation, but the vineyards of Friuli are also a melting pot populated by both indigenous varieties and various French expats. Merlot is a person of interest here, finding freshness and drinkability combined with its signature herbaceous and earthy, chocolatey intrigue. This garnet-colored gem is a charismatic example!

Serving Suggestion: Hearty pork sausage w/ fermented turnips, spinach, & polenta. Black bean burger w/ beet & carrot slaw.

13.99

4 in stock

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